We use it all the time in meetings at work
December 01, 2018

We use it all the time in meetings at work

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

It was being used almost daily in status meetings and brainstorming sessions. It was mostly just used by the engineers. We had templates set up to help meetings go smoothly. I also used it personally to keep track of all the things I was working on throughout the week. It addresses the need for a clear simple useful tool to convey ideas.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Meeting Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Task and Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • I like how there is no limit to page size or levels of ideas that you are able to create.
  • I like how the program easily creates nice clean PDFs.
  • I like that you can automatically balance the mind map so that the objects are evenly spaced.
  • For new people some of the key combinations could be hard to remember for shortcuts.
  • Maybe there could be some sort of one page explanation on how to get the most of out of the program.
  • Reminders on how to use certain features could be useful every once in a while.
  • It keeps meetings on track daily.
  • It has improved clarity and communication between management and workers.
  • It increases efficiency because employees have a useful tool they can rely on to do parts of their work.
It is mostly useful for us in meeting because it allows everyone to see more visually what is being presented. It is easy to edit mind maps on the go so that feedback in meetings can be immediately incorporated into certain diagrams. Brainstorming meetings can benefit in particular from this tool.
I have heard that there are other open source options like MindManager but I personally haven't tried them my self. Before MindManager I would usually rely on Microsoft Word to keep track of my ideas but since that is so restricting it was such an easy transition to mind manager because it can do so much more in different ways.
It is definitely well suited in meetings of all kinds. Whether the person running the meeting uses their own mind maps to keep things on track, or whether someone in the meeting is using the program to keep track of meeting minutes, it really is a good solution.

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